Episode Synopsis: I'm not sure if I can really improve upon Amanda's summary in her mini recap so I will just reiterate my favorite moments. Louis = scumbaggy. What a perfect way to describe Louis's latest antics. Are we sure he wasn't born on the Upper East Side? We also learn that Nate's grandfather has big plans for his grandson and Diana is just a pawn in his game. I really feel bad for Nate because he is thinking he is succeeding all on his own. Poor guy. And then we have Max. He is my new fave. Decently cute, out-of-towner, potential in the wardrobe department, and quickly picking up the art of scheming.
This episode (and to be honest, most of the season) has been pretty lackluster in the costuming department. Let's start with some of the highlights, shall we?
Charlie, Chivy, Ivy...whatever we are calling her these days has the quintessential city girl look on. Sequined sweater and skinny jeans tucked into a pair of fab leather boots. This is what I imagine a real-life New Yorker would wear on a typical day. Or at least a real-life Chicagoan; because I know I've worn similar outfits while out and about in the Windy City.
Chivy's evening-wear wardrobe is quickly becoming the most consistently flattering and cute wardrobe out of all the girls. I do think the color is a little pale for her but the fit is impeccable, and the tie-dye (dip-dye? Not sure which this is considered) on the skirt of the dress adds the perfect dose of boho-chic.
Damnit Chivy--I really want to not like you but your cute (normal-girl wearable) clothes are changing my opinion. Oh how easily I am swayed...
How old are the minions supposed to be now? Because I'm pretty sure after your first year of college you start to embrace your individuality, but I guess when you're a Minion the dress code prevails. The middle one has the best oufit--I'm loving the pleating of her skirt. And I'm in a huge tights phase right now so I'm loving the colored tights.
Take note: These girls are all covering their legs and most of their arms. Shortly we will see that Serena has no regard for what the temperature is outside and continues to dress as if it is 80 degrees out every day. New York still participates in the changing of the seasons, right?
The Minions failed horribly in their shower dresses. Penelope seriously looks like a cow. I hope to god she is prego in real life, otherwise that is a really unfortunate dress. And the blonde one (why can't I remember the rest of their names??) must be hiding all of Gossip Girl's secrets in her hair. It is SO big.
Amanda called this one of Serena's best looks of the season (although she said this dress was black, turns out it's more a jewel-tone green but in any color looks amazing). I have to agree and maybe one up Amanda's statement--this is one of Serena's best looks of all time. She shows off the gams but not overly so, the girls are tucked away, there is a small amount of accessories, and the braid adds the typical hippie touch.
Love, love, love. I would totally wear this as my pre-wedding shower outfit (that's only a semi-sarcastic statement).
Serena was doing so well in the first few scenes. What. the. hell. happened? Did something snag the front of the dress and she just ripped part of it off? Did extra fabric somehow get stuck to the sides? I think I would actually like this if not for the weird "hangy things"....
But lately all I can think of is that I want Serena's iPhone case! That probably means I need to get a new iPhone too since I don't have a white one. Damn the bad luck.
Her rings are awesome as well. She's finally getting the accessory thing right!
Oh Blair bear. I am really disappointed in your pregnancy wardrobe. Where is the cute preggers wear?
She isn't even that far along yet, can you imagine what she will wear when they tape a basketball to her stomach?? Will she just starting wearing muumuus?
On the bright side, I don't think it can get any worse than these two dresses. A flapper-esque dress covered up with a jacket she only could have borrowed from Cece herself. Then I think Blair got confused--she dresses as a present to her wedding shower.
Blair, honey, a wedding shower isn't a euphemism for a costume party.
Ugh I can't even describe how awful...nope, can't even go on. That's all I have to say about that.
Each week I keep hoping that Louis will suddenly transform his ill-fitting suits into tailored masterpieces like Chuck's especially since his behavior is becoming eerily scheme-ish. But alas, it does not happen. He still wears suits that don't quite fit right in the shoulders and on top of it, he forgets a BELT.
Hello, Serena. Can you please throw my wedding shower? Better yet, can I be invited to the next wedding shower you throw? Look at these goody bags!